The next few ideas and posts will feel like to you that I had an idea that popped out of my head according to the stage of life I was in. These one are back when I was at school or a bit after I graduated.
Ordering a massive amount of T-Shirt
Before Teespring there was no way for a student to rapidly create a promo item (usually a t-shirt) except if they paid “big buck”. I was in a student organization and we needed some t-shirts to represent us when we would visit another country and to sell as a promo item to finance our trip. I’ve looked around different agency that have these kind of items and they were expensive as f*&k, 15-20$ a t-shirt for less than 100 t-shirts even if we asked for a 1000 it would have been at that price. With some research I found out if you order them directly from a facility in China it was less than 50cents but you got to order at least 5000 of them. When I talked to my friend about it they found an obvious flaw in my reasoning. The trip is in 2 month and that is probably what the shipping time would be, not to forget the custom and then you need to sell those 4900 t-shirts remaining after giving 100 to our student group. This is not much of an idea than it’s my first exposure to what could be done by manufacturing goods overseas and selling them here.
Just sell the damn t-shirts with a good markup.
Note: exact number may vary since it’s been awhile I’ve looked into this.